NAS Award for Scientific Discovery
Awarded to recognize an accomplishment or discovery in basic research within the past five years. The fields of science for each presentation will rotate from among chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, astronomy, physics, and materials science. Endowed in 2014 through a gift from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Inaugural presentation in 2015 for a recent discovery in chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics. (Press Release).